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Air Embolism Vascular Surgeons
Definition...: An air embolism occurs when air is introduced into the vascular system. In order for it to cause significant harm, it would need to be a fairly large amount of air introduced into one of the more central blood vessels. It can result in cardiac arrest and possibly death if the air is not removed quickly. It is a risk of certain procedures like central line (type of iv) placement and removal. ...Read more
Air embolism is a problem that occurs when a bubble of air enters the blood circulation and gets stuck in a small vessel. The air bubble can block the flow of blood past the bubble, which can result in damage to tissues and organs, such as the brain. An air embolism can happen during a problem placing an arterial catheter, or when there is damage to the heart or lungs that causes air to ...Read more
Untreated till death: Air embolism is a a serious lethal problem when air enter vascular system , like when placing central catheters , vascular disruptions, will loss of consciousness , convulsions , heart attacks, asssociate chest pains , deep water divers, release of micro bubbles of air causing neurological damage ( bends ). ...Read more
Zero: air embollisms usually refer to intra-vascular.Get a more detailed answer ›
Air embolism : No. Air embolism is the introduction of air into the vascular system in sufficient volumes to compromise the blood flow to a target organ (usually the lungs, heart and brain). This is not possible with sexual intercourse. Sex can introduce air into the abdominal cavity but this is harmless. ...Read more
Could inserting a showerhead with the water at high pressure into the vagina cause an air embolism (ensuring the labial lips are not sealed)?
Unlikely: but why!! If air trapped one could postulate that if trapped air I guess coud push up channel and into abdomen through Fallopian tubes. Should not have vascular access. ...Read more
Not likely: Pneumoperitoneum (free air) in the abdomen potentially can occur if the introitus (read: vagina) is blown into... As beyond the cervix, at the fimbria of the fallopian tubes is a direct opening into the abdomen-pelvis. The fimbria open up to but are not fused to their respective ovary. Air embolism only occurs when, say, an IV is injected with air (poor technique)... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung . It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more
Vascular surgeons are physicians who specialize in performing procedures that help treat and manage diseases of blood vessels, which include the arteries and veins. Such conditions may include circulatory problems in diabetics, varicose veins, peripheral artery disease, ...Read more
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